Top 10 Moments in Black Television

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5. Michael Jackson’s 14-minute music video

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video for the song of the same name was released on December 2, 1983 and directed by John Landis, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jackson. Once viewers feasted their eyes on on the brilliance that is “Thriller” to this day, they realized that Jackson had redefined music video standards for generations to come.

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